Mike Wheatley

Mike Wheatley is a senior staff writer at SiliconANGLE. He loves to write about Big Data and the Internet of Things, and explore how these technologies are evolving and helping businesses to become more agile.

Before joining SiliconANGLE, Mike was an editor at Argophilia Travel News, an occassional contributer to The Epoch Times, and has also dabbled in SEO and social media marketing. He usually bases himself in Bangkok, Thailand, though he can often be found roaming through the jungles or chilling on a beach.

Got a news story or tip? Email Mike@SiliconANGLE.com.

Latest from Mike Wheatley

Skills shortage holds back agile software development, survey finds

Fragmented testing processes and a lack of automation skills are hampering enterprises’ efforts to speed up the deployment of new software, according to a new survey on software testing released this week. The report, published by test management specialist Zephyr Inc. on Thursday, notes that continuous software delivery is a growing requirement among enterprises. It […]

Cloud computing revenues grow 25% to hit $148 billion in 2016

Spending on cloud computing services overtook that of private cloud hardware and software for the first time in 2016, according to a report released Wednesday by Synergy Research Group. The research also revealed that cloud operator and vendor revenues for the year ending Sept. 2016 hit $148 billion, representing revenue growth of just over 25 […]

Samsung sees Q4 profits rise 50% as it shakes off Galaxy Note 7 fiasco

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. revealed on Friday that its fourth-quarter profits for 2016 jumped by 50 percent to the highest level in over three years, in what looks likely to be a rapid recovery from its Galaxy Note 7 recall fiasco. The increase in profits was in line with analysts’ expectations of big gains, which […]

Fugue lands $41M Series D round to push cloud management

Cloud infrastructure management company Fugue Inc. has just closed on a juicy $41 million Series D funding round, bringing its total funding to more than $75 million. The round was led by New Enterprise Associates, with participation from previous investor Maryland Venture Fund and a new investor, Future Fund, the sovereign wealth fund of Australia. […]

Amazon Web Services claims 16,000 database migrations to its cloud since March

Amazon Web Services has seen more than 16,000 migrations of databases off private data centers since the launch of its migration service last March. That’s according to a tweet from AWS Chief Executive Andy Jassy about the company’s Database Migration Service. Of those migrations, Jassy reckons more than 2,000 have taken place since the end of […]

Red Hat adds hybrid cloud management features in new CloudForms

Red Hat Inc. has updated its hybrid cloud management platform CloudForms to provide enhanced capabilities for users of Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform, as well as Red Hat’s OpenStack platform. CloudForms is software that enables organizations to manage multiple cloud deployments, including both private and public clouds and software container-based platforms. The platform allows […]

IoT spending forecast to hit $1.29 trillion by 2020

Global spending on the Internet of Things will hit $1.29 trillion over the next three years, according to a revised prediction from research firm International Data Corp. IDC made the new forecast in an update Wednesday to its Worldwide IoT Spending Guide for the 2015-2020 period. In earlier editions of that guide, IDC said IoT spending would total $1.3 […]

Governments switched off the Internet more than 50 times in 2016

The Internet is becoming more accessible even in the remotest parts of the worlds. But with that prevalence comes more aggressive attempts to suppress it. Throughout 2016, governments around the world attempted to shut down the web on more than 50 occasions. Governments shut off access to the internet for a variety of reasons, including […]

Legal ruling could have ‘significant chilling effect’ on patent trolls

A federal judge struck a potentially lethal blow against so-called “patent trolls” last month after slapping a $500,000 bill on the troll’s lawyers and ruling that they, not their client, are responsible for paying it. Now, experts are saying the decision could have significant repercussions for the technology industry as it may make legal firms think […]

Playing cloud catch-up, Google woos data center operators with new guide

Google Inc. has published a guide for data center professionals aimed at tempting them to tap into its vast cloud computing infrastructure. The guide, which is aimed at those with minimal experience working with public clouds, details how Google’s cloud infrastructure substitutes each of the functions of current data centers. It comes after Google has […]